I received my first postcards from the Liberate Your Art 2014 Postcard Swap!
The first one was a lovely Harry Potter themed card depicting Hogwarts Castle and Hedwig. The card was sent by Tara Raymo of Creatively Tara. For those of you unfamiliar with J.K. Rowling’s books, Hedwig is Harry’s owl. Owls are used in the story to deliver the mail (or if ones story is set in England, “the post”). Being huge Potterheads over at our house, I love this take on the project. It features a great quote from school headmaster (and uber-wizard) Dumbledore on the back.
Postcard number two is from Janice Darby. I was thrilled to get this card as I’m very familiar with Janice’s fantastic photography. We have been in a few of the same photo prompt courses by Tracey Clark over a Big Picture Classes. So it was nice to get a card from an artist I not only know, but admire. This one features a clever take on paper umbrellas. You know the ones. They often times are decoration in fruity summer beverages. I don’t know many photographers who use them for that purpose however. We’re more likely to have a stash for shooting. Yeah, we’re nerdy like that. Janice’s work with them was both perfect for springtime and original. Just lovely.
I’m afraid this one may have gotten a bit beaten up in – ahh – the post.
Can’t wait for the other cards! In 2012, not all five of the ones I should have gotten made it to me. Alas, this is the curse of the postcard. We’ll see how it goes this time.